schnitzel & boo mini swap

Mini CoverWhew… I was supposed to mail my mini quilt for the Schnitzel & Boo swap last friday, but my fingers wouldn’t let me.  They put up a protest after I finished the embroidery and moved onto the hand quilting.  But hey, it’s going in the mail tomorrow, so I’m not too late! I hope…

Detail 1

Detail 2


I wanted the quilting to provide texture only, so I sewed horizontal lines in a 100wt gray silk by Superior Threads.  I went around the strawberries which gave them a nice trapunto effect: 

close up


The edges are finished with a facing technique that uses folded triangles on the corners:

facing corner


Since the quilt is only 8.5″x11″, the triangles allowed me to stick in unsharpened pencils as a hanging device.  The top pencil hangs nicely on a nail and the bottom one keeps everything flat and square:



Anyway, I hope my partner likes it.  It has a trip across the pond coming tomorrow!  Yay!



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2 thoughts on “schnitzel & boo mini swap

  1. Jennifer Perkins says:

    Amazing work! I don’t think your swap partner will mind if it’s late, I know I wouldn’t :)



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